Towards Investigating Performance Differences in Clinical Reasoning in a Technology Rich Learning Environment

  • Tenzin Doleck
  • Amanda Jarrell
  • Eric Poitras
  • Susanne Lajoie
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9112)


Technology Rich Learning Environments (TREs) are increasingly used to support scholastic activities. BioWorld is an example of a TRE designed to support the metacognitive activities of learners tasked with solving virtual patient cases. The present paper aims to examine the performance differences of novice physicians in diagnosing cases in BioWorld. We present an empirically guided line of research concerning the performance differences: (1) across three endocrinology cases, (2) between genders, (3) between goal orientations, and (4) in diagnosis correctness.


Technology rich learning environments Clinical reasoning Performance differences Learner outcomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tenzin Doleck
    • 1
  • Amanda Jarrell
    • 1
  • Eric Poitras
    • 2
  • Susanne Lajoie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational and Counselling PsychologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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